Swimming Club grant puts athletes on training cutting edge

Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon visited Macquarie Shores Swimming Club on Thursday to see its swimmers using the new, high-tech training equipment purchased thanks to a $4,400 Stronger Communities Grant.

The unique ‘Power Tower’ swimming device helps swimmers with aerobic, anaerobic and technique development and will be used by club members of all ages and abilities.

“Macquarie Shores Swimming Club does a fantastic job promoting an active, healthy lifestyle, particularly to young people. It also teaches so many the vital, lifelong skill of swimming,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“I look forward to seeing the positive results achieved by the club’s swimmers after training with the new equipment.”

Macquarie Shores Swimming Club, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, is an inclusive, family club with 110 members. It boasts a strong track record of achievement with club members most recently competing in the NSW State and Country Championships with one member reaching Australian Age Champion level in the Multi Class swimming event.

Round three of the Stronger Communities Program provided a total of $147,461 to 15 community organisations in the Hunter electorate.


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